Jason Kahn / Asher
Jason Kahn is a musician, artist and writer. He was born 1960 in New York and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zürich.
Kahn exhibits his installations in museums, galleries, art spaces and public sites internationally. These works focus on the idea of space: the conceptual and physical juncture points, its production and dissolution, and our relation to it as a political, social and environmental medium.
As an electronic musician and drummer Kahn collaborates regularly with many musicians, both in improvised settings and in the context of graphical scores which he composes for specific groups.
Kahn’s other activities include sound pieces for radio, film, dance and theater. He has also designed numerous CD, LP and cassette covers. As a writer, his work has appeared in books, magazines and as liner notes to many audio publications.
Performing regularly around the world, Kahn has given concerts throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Turkey and South Africa.
From 1998 until 2008 Kahn ran the label Cut, releasing twenty-five CD’s which included both his own work and that of many other artists.
In 2011 Kahn started the Editions imprint to publish his own recordings and writings.
Asher Thal-Nir is an artist living and working in somerville, massachusetts. His sound work is composed using recordings of acoustic and electronic instruments, location recordings and found recordings which are combined and processed in various ways.
His work has been published online and on disk by conv, leerraum [ ], mystery sea, the land of, winds measure recordings, and/oar, laboratoire moderne, transparent radiation, term. and homophoni, with upcoming solo and collaborative releases on einzeleinheit, leerraum [ ], gears of sand, room40, taвlem, sourdine and mikroton.